Choosing a Ski School

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SKI SCHOOLS You know how to pick the perfect mountain to shred, but you may not know what to look for in a great ski school. The following tips will help you know what to look for. Low student/instructor ratio. 1:4 is ideal for 4-6 year olds, and 1:6 for older kids. Instructors certified through […]

Is Your Kid Ready to Hit the Slopes?

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Able to follow simple directions? Strong enough to wear 5 or so pounds of ski gear? Excited to learn to ski? Able to demonstrate balance? Able to handle cold temperatures? Most kids are ready to start lessons around 5 years for alpine and a bit younger for nordic. Tips for success from moms who have […]

Bar Mitts Bring Joy to Winter Riding

Posted · Add Comment  Bar Mitts Pogies Retail price: $64.95 Specs per manufacturer: Bar Mitts are made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber often used for waterproofing or weather resistant clothing (wetsuits). The neoprene has a closed cell construction, meaning it is filled with closed air bubbles. These bubbles serve as insulation. Since the cells are closed, the neoprene itself is […]

Ribz Front Pack

Ribz Front Pack

Posted · Add Comment Retail price:  $64.95   Specs per manufacturer: A front pack is a pack or bag that allows for access of equipment from the persons chest. Front packs first and foremost allow for easy access of gear without the removal of any equipment. In many adventure outdoor activities it can be critical to the sport […]

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The Next Gen of Skiers–Watch out!

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The 2012-13 ski season has come to a close up here in Alaska, the footage has all been downloaded and here come the videos! These boys (all middle school age) are super stoked about growing  the next generation of ski movies. Watch out Banff, here they come!  And thanks to these great kids for sharing […]

Free Country Women’s Arches Power Down Jacket

Posted · Add Comment   Retail price: $160 Specs per manufacturer: The Arches coat from Free Country’s Power Down Series features upbeat smile quilting in poly cire down shell. The cire look and hand is at once luxurious and complimentary of this shapely design. Resort and street chic, Arches still delivers winter performance with down fill, a detachable, faux fur […]

Helly Hansen Warm Boxers

Helly Hansen Warm Boxers

Posted · Add Comment Retail price: $45  Wilderness for Kids received this product from Helly Hansen for review.  Specs per manufacturer:  Lifa® Stay Dry Technology Fabric weight 215g/m2 Merino wool Findings: The mom report– My kids ski competively with local cross country teams. Being new to this on a comp level, I carefully read through the mandatory gear list. In bold […]

Ausangate Socks–footwear of royalty

Posted · Add Comment Retail price: Alpine Meadow Knee-High Alpacor Yarn Ski Socks  $19.99 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Alpine Meadow Knee High Alpacor ski socks for free from Ausangate as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication. Specs per manufacturer: Great sock for ski boots. The natural warmth of alpaca hair will keep your […]

Keen Basin WP Boots

Posted · Add Comment Retail price: $80 Wilderness for Kids received this product for review from Keen Footwear.  Specs per manufacturer: From snow days to ski weekends, count on the warmth and comfort of the Basin WP. Insulated with 200g of KEEN.Warm and lined with a waterproof breathable membrane for complete weatherproofness. These fuzzy-cuffed boots keep heat in and cold out, […]

Of Lighting and Dark Morns

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I realize that in more southern climes, it gets dark every night and therefor darkness is literally an everyday occurrence. But up here in the far north, where it only gets dark for half of the year, darkness is somewhat of a novelty. And buying lighting for my bike is darn right exciting. Last winter, […]